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AC Repair

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At Shanks Heating and Cooling we have the ability to repair whatever kind of A/C unit that you have. It can be old or new with all the bells and whistles – we have worked on all kinds of systems. We are highly trained and skilled to tackle the job. We will troubleshoot the problem and thoroughly explain what your issue is in an easy to understand manner. Then we will provide you with a solution. With our guaranteed pricing for labor you will know immediately what the cost of your repair will be and we will have you up and running in no time at all!

If you need your air conditioner repaired call Today- We will keep you Cool – 816-258-2056

Why does the A/C Quit Working?

Did you know that there are several reasons for your A/C Unit to Quit and give up on you? According to Energy Star, up to 80% of All Air Conditioning and Heat Pump issues or problems could be avoided if the problem were corrected in a timely manner. The reasons may surprise you but we have found that most often it comes down to some of the same old stories:

Low Levels of Refrigerant

This problem can lead to so many issues that we receive calls on:

Frozen Evaporator Coils

Usually a Frozen Evaporator coil is caused by lack of airflow. If you have poor airflow, then when time goes on and the problem isn’t addressed, the lack of airflow will cause the coil to freeze up. Ice on the Evaporator Coil starts to form until the unit is completed seized up and entirely frozen over. With regular maintenance like changing your air filter, keeping your fan running and changing the speeds, also checking refrigerant levels and inspecting the condensation drain. This will help the units evaporator coil from freezing

Unchanged Filters/Filthy Dirty Filters

When you let your filter work beyond its useful life you are making your unit work less efficient and putting strain on the HVAC Unit. Dirt and Dust are the enemies of efficiency – Texas A&M– did a study and it showed that 1/8 of 1 inch of dirt accumulated on the blower wheel reduced the air flow by 30%, significantly lowering the efficiency of the unit.

If You subscribe to our Club Membership, you will receive 2 annual cleanings and inspections. This will help elmiminate a serious breakdown

An Old Thermostat

A Thermostat is one of the most important items in your HVAC System. A malfunctioning or out of date thermostat can lead to problems for your entire system. If you have a programmable thermostat and it is dark – check the batteries to see if that is the culprit. If this is not the case it could be a blown fuse in your breaker panel. If you decide to go further with your investigation, please ensure that the breaker panel switch is turned to the off position to ensure you do not receive an electrical shock. Proceed to removing the cover and use a soft brush to remove any dirt. See if there is loose wiring or maybe the screws need to be tightened, if there are wires that look to be damaged or worn replacing the thermostat should be your next move. An upgraded Thermostat can solve alot of problems

Parts Stress and Breakdowns

There are many moving parts that make your HVAC System Run Smoothly. Without proper maintence you system runs the risk of a costly breakdown.

Clogged Condensing Units

You’re A/C condenser is the part of an air conditioning unit that is actually cooling down
and condensing the refrigerant gas into a liquid state. There are many parts to a condenser,
fans, tubes, condenser coil, a circuit board and a compressor. If you’re A/C is about to go
out on you there are a couple of warning signs

  1. Loud or weird sounds coming from the unit itself
  2. A very noticeable reduction of cooling from the Unit
  3. There is fluid leaking past the normal amount of condensation specialists can help with the installation process. 

Are your Drains Clogged?

If you have a clogged drain line, eventually you will have too much humidity inside of your home which can lead to mold. Water standing in and around an AC unit can lead to rust.

Do I need my A/C Repaired?

Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs to Be Repaired

  1. The Air Conditioner is blowing hot air
  2. There is lack of Air Flow coming from the vents
  3. There are loud noises coming from your Air Conditioner
  4. The air smells like mold
  5. The Electric Bill is very high

Hot Air Blowing

If the A/C Unit is producting warm air, there is more than likely a problem with the level of refrigerant or you could have an issue with the compressor. We can easilty diagnose this problem and get it fixed for you.

Lack of Airow

There are several reasons why you could have poor airflow. It could be a loose fan belt or your blower wheel is clogged with dirt – the airflow will deminish and you will not be able to cool your house. Let us investigate! We will get you back up and going in a hurry. Don’t let this overwork your system and cause you to have a major repair.

Short - Cycles

An issue we see with AC units is short-cycling, this happens when an A/C Unit turns off and on prematurely. This problem is generally caused by:

Musky or Moldy Smells

Do you have mold, mildew, or musky smells in your house? You could have a problem with the level of humidity inside your home. This can lead to respitory problems and illnesses. We can help fix this problem by:

Pools of Water

Clogged A/C Drains can cause a lot of problems with your home. If your unit is in the ceiling this can go unnoticed for a long period of time and create quite a bit of damage. Water stains in the ceiling or musky, moldy air can be a leading indicator of a problem

Stale Air

Stale and moldy air is often the result of AC problems. A recurring cause of musty odors is undrained water in the drain pans and airducts, this will create mold and mildew.

Wierd or strange Noises

Loud or banging noises from the unit is telling you that something is wrong with your system. It could be something minor like a problem with your compressor or a loose belt. Whatever the noise let us check it out and correct what is wrong.

High Utility Bills

When you run the Air Conditioner it uses alot of electricity. When its hot outside you want to be cool but that older unit could be costing you alot of money. If you have an old AC unit, it may be wearing out and not up to date in regards to effeciency. There are also other things that can cause the unit to run up the bill on you like leaks in your ductwork, an A/C unit that needs charged or simply a dirty filter. Take the time to maintain your unit or better yet sign up for our club membership and let us keep your unit in tip top shape. maintenance,

Call us today at 816-258-2056 and sign up for our club membership! 2 Annual maintenace tuneups and front of the line service when you need us most!

Is it Expensive to Repair my Air Conditioner?

Several things go into calculating the cost of a repair :

Repair or Replace that old Unit?

According to EnergyStar, they say to replace any AC unit over 10-years old. Sometimes the cost of a repair is so high it just makes sense to replace it. The repair could be minor, like unclogging condenser, or replace a blower motor and not be too expensive, so a repair would be the best choice. We want to help you and give you the best information possible so you can make the best choice for your family and your budget

What is the lifespan of an HVAC Unit?

There are many factors that go into play when you try to calculate how long a HVAC Unit will last. Has the unit been maintained properly or on a maintenance schedule, frequency of use, is the unit properly sized and perfectly located inside the home. There are also different brands and types of units that are better quality than others. With those factors taken into considerartion.

Air Conditioning Installation or Replacement

We work on new construction homes that need all new ductwork along with a furnace and A/C Unit
and we also do replacements for existing homeowners. Please allow us to show you all of your
options and explain the benefits of a replacement versus a repair. – we can install any AC unit!

AC Maintenance

Did you know that regularly changing your furnace filter is the best thing for your HVAC System. We have state of the Art Furnace Filters that can keep your unit clean and running smooth. Remember the biggest enemy of your HVAC system is dirt and dust!

Should I try and fix my A/C Unit Before I Call in for a Repair

There are a few simple things that you can try before calling:

1. Replace your air lter in the furnace
2. Check thermostat to see if it is working or needs batteries
3. Look at your electrical panel to see if your breaker has flipped off – reset it if it has
4. Check your air vents and make sure they are not covered up
5. Check your drain pan condensation line for cloggs.
6. Ensure the outside compressor is clear of debris

If none of these things are the cuprit – Call Shanks Heating and Cooling for help, we will be there to
correct whatever may be wrong.

If you need assistance with your A/C, call (816)258-2056 or simply go online to request an appointment today!